"Unless you can take it apart for cleaning, any foam gun will soonner or later clog up. It is a consumable which cannot be expected to last more than 3 to 6 months. This gun lasts longer than most if the instructions are followed.It is well made and dispenses with accuracy.If you have a lot of foaming to do it is quite economical but you should always have a spare. Tip: use the spare to sprayclean the foamer."
"I bought the gun and the foam. Now that the foam is almost finished I'll it will likely just become an ornament as its proving almost impossible to get the cleaner. I can't even order it because I'm not on the mainland."
"Should have bought one of these years ago, simply the ability to control the flow rate makes application much easier than a basic can. Less mess and less waste. Hint: the flow adjustment screw is very sensitive, start with it closed and gentle increase."
"I have used the hand held pu foam cans intermittently for years, and in the process wasted most of the foam due to lack of use. The gun has changed all this - no waste, no half full cans of foam thrown away, no struggling to find an upside down position to dispense the foam, clean application to restricted places - the list goes on. I wouldn't be without the foam gun now - an invaluable piece of kit."
"After using the gun on several jobs and in various locations I was extremely pleased with the ease of use compared to the option of the aerosol based expanding foam. it is quick and simple, and most of all cleaner to use."
"If your using more than a can or two expanding foam this makes the job much more convenient and less wasteful. I've used it for sealing around window frames and around extruded polystyrene insulation:
- no problem with pauses in the job of several hours or overnight
- doesn't clog quickly
- control of the rate of flow of the foam so more precise application
- doesn't dribble when not in use
- nozzle may become clogged but not difficult to scrape the hardened foam away."
"Nice, solid tool! Long nozzle and nylon tube extension makes accessible cracks and crevices a breeze. I added a 2 ft rubber extension tube to get into into gaps where joists entered wall without lifting too many floorboards. Worked well. Sealed party wall in loft in half a day. Highly recommended."
"in a nut shel i'm a keen diy'er i have just fitted 8 windows and had some gaps and drafts to fill with expanding foam; have used the screw on single use tubes before; never again the gun is so much more easier and you have full control over flow/thickness in which is comes out at. use this ish the no-nonsense foam and and you will still be quids in over the more expensive foams. Excellent and sturdy; tip, if you leave on that the last bottle it stays fresh and useable days after last use. simply swap for a new bottle and off it goes again!"
"this foam gun works so well , no need to clean out so often , just add new cans and keep going , day , weeks , months , and it still works no problems , as a builder it needs to work every time , anytime , this gun replaced a two year old one as it fell of scafold tower and the nozel snaped."
"This is my second gun (first purchased elsewhere for more money!) and they work really well. Keep unused foam for weeks and has good adjustment on flow, although new can of foam is always a bit crazy on first use!!! Easy to clean, which is essential once in a while to keep everything working well. Would recommend over more expensive products."
"At least you can use different foams, as and when you want, rather than using half a can - find the nozzle is blocked up and throwing away say a fivers worth of foam away!
For those who have not used this type of gun, for £20 it is an investment, the black knob thing open and closes the tube down where the foam squirts out, - use a dob of foam, and do the knob up, you can use the foam on the next couple of jobs!
Saves money in a couple of days! (and makes our job quicker and easier!)
Please note - excessive use of this foam will make you look like "bodge the builder". ~ have you not been on a job and some idiot has squirted this stuff all around the place.
This stuff expands for quite a few minutes after it has been applied, so even a short squirt of the foam, can make your fix look like a wasps nest!"
"after being disapointed with screwfix hand operated foam cans that dont shut off after first use( thereby wasting the whole can).. this gun and foam is excellent, you can use as little as you need. it is essential to have the cleaner which keeps the gun clean/ unblocked between use. spray a bit of cleaner in the nozzle of the foam can to clear that for next use... note, the cleaner can has a plastic adaptor that gets stuck in the gun screw thread and has to be picked out with a fat screw or the foam can wont go back in."